#domino2025 Jam in Vienna – I´m Jammin´

I was lucky to visit the #domino2025 Jam in Vienna, this was a pleasant and positive experience. Together with IBM, HCL was also present. We learned a few new things about the future of Domino and about the HCL.

First of all, HCL is a large and stable company with most employees in North America. They have a large revenue and experience in partnerships like this, they worked with Cisco before in a similar partnership. It is clear that this is not Outsourcing but a full partnership.

The development of Domino 10 has already started, and the first package should already be delivered in 2018 Q3. Everything involving Version 10 is called “Project Sapphire” and “Chat” is also part of it. I also like that the HCL does not want to force the customers to cloud.

After we got briefed on the new Partnership and the future of Domino we started brainstorming and presenting ideas for solutions to existing problems and ideas for features we would like to have in long-term. The word “Marketing” was mentioned a few times by every team, marketing was actually discussed most, and all participants wanted it changed from ground up.

All in all, it is clear that a lot is invested in #domino2025 initiative and that it is taken seriously by both IBM and HCL. I think that many good things are going to be produced from the domino jam and I am looking forward to Domino 10.


I still can´t believe it, I am a IBM Champion for 2018!!!

Thank you very much everyone for nominating me. I am honored and proud to be part of such great community.

Over the years I met many IBM Champions and IBMers, they are all exceptional, brilliant and dedicated people. They helped me to overcome many problems and obstacles, showed me the World of IBM Collaboration Products and the importance of sharing. Thank you a ton for that!

I also want to thank Libby Ingrassia, Alan Hamilton and everyone who is part of IBM Champion Program.

I will be more active, I am going to share more and most importantly I will give my best to help other members of the community.



IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 is Available

IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 is available and it brings some long awaited enhancements.

With CR3 you can deploy Conversion application on a Linux machine, that means, that your whole Docs 2.0 environment can be deployed on Linux, you can also migrate the already deployed Conversion application from Windows to Linux.

Other cool thing is the “Track Change”, with this feature everyone who has editor access can see in a sidebar what changes were made and by whom. I saw this feature once in a demo and it looks great.

CR3 includes all previous fixes.

Official release notes article.

The Social Connections 12 Experience!

This time Social Connections took place in Vienna, so as it was at my doorstep I didn´t want to miss it. And it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was great, there were some nice Sessions and many important things were announced.

So for me, the most important announcements, from my perspective, were the following:

  • New Connections Application Catalog in the cloud.
    • With applications like Cisco Spark and Jabber.
  • IBM Connections 6.0 CR1, it will be available this month.
  • IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 which is coming next month.
    • With a cool feature, “change tracking” this looked great in a demo.
    • There will also be TLS 1.2 support.
  • “Docs Next” or “Docs Pink” which will be developed.
  • “3D Search” for Connections Pink codebase
    • Blown away by this, this will be a significant improvement against traditional search.

There were many good Sessions but I liked following the most:

  • “IBM Connections Adminblast”, by Christoph Stoettner and Nico Meisenzahl.
    • Christoph and Nico have done a great job, they update their session all the time, so it is always a pleasure to visit it.
    • Link
  • “Integrating IBM Connections Docs with Box”, by Roberto Boccadoro
    • Nice technical presentation, it shows everything you need to do.
    • Link
  • “Data In The Wild”, by Gabriella Davis
    • Always great to hear about future insights from Gabriella.
  • “Migrating to Connections 6.0 – Been there, done that!”, by Sharon James and Tim Clark
    • For everybody who is planning a migration, very useful and very entertaining, great presenting skills. 🙂
  • “We hired Hackers to hack us”, by Robert Farstad
    • Great demos, you do not want to miss this.
    • Link
  • “Automate IBM Connections installations and more”, by Christoph Stoettner
    • Just what I needed, “Ansible”, I am definitely going to invest more time here.
    • Link

I forgot to mention the Location where it took place, it was at Palais Pallavicini, in the hearth of Vienna´s first district, amazing. Take a look at some Snapshots:

I liked the conference, I had a great time and things like this keep me motivated. 🙂

Congratulations to the Organizers, they have done a great job.

Integrating Verse On-Premises with Sametime

Sametime and Verse On-Premises integration is very nice and works well. It is also very easy to accomplish, so it is a shame not to try it out.

Verse & SametimeVerse Rich Client

First of all, you need Verse On-Premises 1.0.2 or newer and iNotes and Sametime integration set up.

After that just add the following “Notes.ini” parameters:


And restart the Domino HTTP task.

“VOP_GK_sametime” enables Verse and Sametime integration and “VOP_GK_sametime_rich_client” is optional, it enables Sametime rich client integration.

If you enable rich client Integration, users may get a security prompt to trust the SSL certificate if it is not a official one.

Verse Sametime cert